Jalapeno Poppers with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

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Start off your summer grilling season with a platter of these jalapeno poppers, a fun appetizer of bacon-wrapped smoked sausage pockets stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 portions

Ingredients

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 4 slices bacon

  • toothpicks

Directions

  1. Cut cream cheese lengthwise into 4 pieces. Place on a plate and freeze 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, cut sausage crosswise into 4 portions. To create a pocket, cut each portion, lengthwise, three-fourths of the way through.

  3. Place cream cheese pieces in the opening of each sausage portion. Then stuff each opening with half of a jalapeno.

  4. Wrap a slice of uncooked bacon around each stuffed sausage and secure bacon with toothpicks as needed.

  5. In a charcoal grill, arrange medium coals around the edge of the grill. Place a drip pan in the center of the grill. Place sausage, slit-side down, on a grill rack over the drip pan. Cover and grill 25 minutes or until sausage is browned and bacon is cooked through, turning (to slit-side up) halfway through grilling.

  6. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut each sausage into 4 portions and serve with toothpicks as appetizers.

Cook's Note:

When working with fresh chiles, wear rubber gloves or disposable plastic gloves, or cover your hands with small plastic bags. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and hot water. If you get some of the oils in your eyes, flush them with cool water. Oils from chiles can transfer to knives and cutting surfaces, so wash tools and surfaces with hot, soapy water after use to prevent the oils from transferring to other foods.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
11g Fat
2g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.